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Staffordshire sauceboat moulded as cabbage leaves

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An image of Sauce boat/sauceboat. Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery. Moulded with overlapping leaves and decorated with coloured glazes. The boat stands on an oval base with slightly pointed ends. The sides are moulded with cabbage leaves with serrated edges at the top of the sides and lip. The ear-shaped handle is moulded with a short leaf at the top which forms the thumb piece, and two longer leaves down its back, the lower one having a kick at the bottom, and is glazed green overall. Dark cream earthenware, moulded in two halves, with an applied moulded handle, and decorated with manganese-brown oxide colour, and green, yellow and clear lead-glazes. Part of the base is unglazed, and there is an unglazed area on one side of the interior, possibly a finger mark. Height, whole, 6.6 cm, length, whole, 12.2 cm, circa 1755-1765. Rococo. Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund.

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Sauce boat/sauceboat. Unidentified Staffordshire Pottery. Moulded with overlapping leaves and decorated with coloured glazes. The boat stands on an oval base with slightly pointed ends. The sides are moulded with cabbage leaves with serrated edges at the top of the sides and lip. The ear-shaped handle is moulded with a short leaf at the top which forms the thumb piece, and two longer leaves down its back, the lower one having a kick at the bottom, and is glazed green overall. Dark cream earthenware, moulded in two halves, with an applied moulded handle, and decorated with manganese-brown oxide colour, and green, yellow and clear lead-glazes. Part of the base is unglazed, and there is an unglazed area on one side of the interior, possibly a finger mark. Height, whole, 6.6 cm, length, whole, 12.2 cm, circa 1755-1765. Rococo. Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund.

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  • Accession Number: C.18-2015
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 739 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 91.46kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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18th Century _WF_ArtFund _WF_Batchelor cabbage cabbage leaf cabbage leaves cabbage patch cabbages creamware Early Rococo earthenware English Fitz_AA Georgian glazed green handle handled jug lead-glazed leaf leaves moulded pottery Rococo sauce boat sauce-boat sauceboat serving piece spout spouted Staffordshire Pottery tableware vegetables vessel

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